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Workshop for journalists: How to report on corporate net zero targets: telling greenwashing apart from real ambition
Venue International Journalism Festival / online
Date 20 Apr 2024
Start time 12:35

During this workshop we will hear from Sören Amelang and Sybrig Smit (NewClimate Institute) with whom CLEW created a 7-step guide for journalists to unravel a net zero target. The workshop will reflect on lessons learned, with practical tips that reporters can use immediately to unpick a net zero target.

Identifying finance needs for a just transformation of Indonesia’s power sector
Publication date 21 Feb 2024

In the context of Indonesia embarking on a transition of its electricity system the objective of this report and the accompanying open-source Excel model, ‘JET-FIN’ is to identify and approximate key finance needs to support its successful and just delivery.

Climate targets by major steel companies: An assessment of collective ambition and planned emission reduction measures
Publication date 19 Jan 2024

This article assesses the status, robustness, and potential impact of GHG emission reduction targets set by the 60 largest steel producer companies. Full implementation of existing targets would lead to 38-53% reduction of CO2 by 2050 from 2019 levels.

Press release - Leading examples of corporate renewable electricity strategies are leaving laggards and standard-setters in the dust
Publication date 16 Jan 2024

The renewable electricity commitments of 10 major companies in the fashion and tech industries vary widely in terms of ambition and credibility. Standard-setting initiatives provide very limited incentives and sometimes even barriers to companies striving for more impactful renewable electricity strategies.

Navigating the nuances of corporate renewable electricity procurement: Spotlight on fashion and tech
Publication date 16 Jan 2024

The renewable electricity commitments of 10 major companies in the fashion and tech industries vary widely in terms of ambition and credibility. Standard-setting initiative provide very limited incentives and sometimes barriers to companies striving for more impactful renewable electricity strategies.

Finn Hossfeld

Finn Hossfeld’s work focuses on monitoring progress on climate indicators and facilitating partnerships to enable just transitions and sustainable development. Prior to joining NewClimate, he explored the intersection of decarbonisation and equity at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; as a research intern, he reviewed existing metrics for capturing key equity impacts of the energy transition. Finn holds a BA in Public Policy Studies from Duke University.

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Mobile Work in the future - Climate Protection Opportunities and Risks
Publication date 05 Jan 2024

This project examines what a mobile working world will look like in the future.

Jan-Luka Scheewel

Jan-Luka Scheewel works on the qualitative and quantitative analysis of national climate policies. Prior to joining NewClimate Institute, he worked as an intern at the German Bundestag supporting members of the parliament on social policy. During his studies, Jan-Luka specialised in econometrics and methods applied to economic policy and environmental economics. His expertise includes using data-driven approaches for policy evaluation, assessing policy impacts on global warming and identifying cost-effective mitigation pathways. In his master thesis, he built a forecasting tool using advanced...

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Strategic Horizon Scanning (Klimascan)

The project establishes a horizon scanning system to systematically identify trends and developments across all areas of the economy and society that are relevant in the context of the government’s climate protection policy.

Senegal as an LNG Exporter? Stranded asset risks in the transition
Publication date 18 Dec 2023

Despite recent spikes in the global price of LNG, Senegal's fossil fuel hopes may be dashed with global trends. Scaled up renewable energy deployment, and electrification of gas end uses are increasingly likely to reduce global LNG demand. Before going all in on offshore oil and gas development, it is important that Senegal considers transition risks, its relative competitiveness, and what alternatives the Just Energy Transition Partnership may offer.

COP28: Early retirement of fossil fuel assets
Venue IDFC pavilion, Blue Zone
Date 11 Dec 2023
Start time 18:30

This side event aimed to support development banks to learn how they could best mobilise finance to enable ambitious early retirement of fossil fuel assets.

COP28: Turning the Global Stocktake into Action on the Ground
Venue SE Room 1, Zone B6
Date 09 Dec 2023
Start time 16:45

In this COP28 side event, government representatives and others explored how countries, cities and others can use a strong Global Stocktake outcome at COP28 as a jumping off point for advancing bold climate actions and policies at home, including laying the groundwork for submitting much stronger nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in 2025.

COP28: Funding the Green Transition: Navigating Developing Countries’ Climate Finance Needs
Venue SE Room 8, Zone B6
Date 09 Dec 2023
Start time 15:00

This side event discussed articulation of finance needs in countries’ NDCs and LTS’; the important role of finance ministries and IFIs in developing investment plans; and explore sectoral transition costs.

Climate Action Tracker Briefing: COP28 initiatives will only reduce emissions if followed through
Publication date 09 Dec 2023

We estimate that of the total emissions savings that could be achieved by the pledges, around a quarter is already included in government NDCs, around a quarter is additional and achievable, and around half is unlikely to be achieved without further action to improve the initiatives.

COP28: Ratcheting integrity of net zero commitments to unlock ambition loops and regain climate momentum
Venue SE Room 3, Blue Zone, COP28
Date 08 Dec 2023
Start time 16:45

This side event, hosted by Net Zero Tracker, discussed critical opportunities to match the ever-growing take-up of net zero targets with increased robustness to, in turn, unlock ambition loops and regain climate momentum.

COP28: Climate Change Performance Index 2024 launch
Venue Press Conference 2, Zone B6
Date 08 Dec 2023
Start time 13:00

This press conference launches the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2024 at COP28.

Press release - CCPI 2024: Despite boom in renewables: World no closer to Paris climate goals until fossil fuels decline drastically
Publication date 08 Dec 2023

The CCPI monitors the climate mitigation progress of 63 countries and the European Union, together responsible for more than 90% of global emissions.

Climate Change Performance Index 2024
Publication date 08 Dec 2023

The Climate Change Performance Index monitors climate mitigation progress of 63 countries and the European Union, together responsible for more than 90% of global emissions.

VCMI’s scope 3 flexibility claim could turn back the corporate ambition dial to business-as-usual
Publication date 08 Dec 2023

The VCMI has released its integrity guidelines for corporate use of carbon credits. In some regards, the concept of VCMI’s Silver, Gold and Platinum claims set out a transparent and constructive approach. But the Scope 3 Flexibility Claim will be the most relevant part of the claims package for the next decade.

COP28: Limiting warming to 1.5°C: Systems transformation in the energy sector
Venue EU pavilion [online only]
Date 06 Dec 2023
Start time 16:30

Framed by the current climate crisis, exemplified by the record-breaking events of this summer, the event will highlight the growing role environmental data play in informing decisions and policies of our society, through a variety of voices and experiences

COP28: Towards Net-Zero: Sciences Perspective
Venue Meeting Room 36, Zone B2
Date 05 Dec 2023
Start time 15:00

The event will explore pathways to support the implementation of climate policies for the post-2030 period, consistent with the Paris Agreement and net-zero targets. It will flag justice and equity perspectives in relation to the net-zero ambitions. It will highlight how transparency systems and tracking progress of implementation and achievement of NDCs can facilitate transformative policies. Moderator: Ruta Bubniene , UNFCCC, Transparency Division Speakers: Miriam Hinostroza, UNEP Copenhagen Climate Center Detlef van Vuuren, Utrecht University Niklas Höhne, NewClimate Institute Bas van...

COP28: What we need from the Global Stocktake
Venue Action Arena 2 (Al Wakri), Blue Zone
Date 05 Dec 2023
Start time 10:00

This joint UNFCCC and UNEP side event features a presentation of the key findings of the UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2023 followed by a panel discussion on what we need from the Global Stocktake.

Climate Action Tracker Briefing: No change to warming as fossil fuel endgame brings focus onto false solutions
Publication date 05 Dec 2023

Despite government promises, warming projections have not improved since Glasgow two years ago, amid worsening climate impacts, the Climate Action Tracker finds in a their latest briefing.

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